World Book Day Dress-Up
9:00pm Thursday 29th March 2012 in Young Reporter
On Thursday 1st March Thomas Knyvett college celebrated world book day in style when students dressed up as a character from there choice of book to take part in the 15 th world book day. Over 100 countries all over the world take part in world book day every year to celebrate authours, illustraters, books and reading.
Everybody was given a £1 book voucher to either buy one of specially written books costing one pound for world book day from authors such as Jaqueline Wilson, Roald Dahl and Derek Landy or to put towards another book of there choice. There was a chance to put the vouchers to good use straight away as Waterstone's book shop had set up a stall in the school's library alongside the dressing up competition that was taking place letting everyone get there chance to show off there costumes and put themselves in the running for some prizes. The best dressed were awarded with a book, some of the best dressed included 'The mad hatter' and 'Shaun the sheep'.
As well as being a celebration of reading, World Book Day is also used to encourage children to read because this is a important part of education. Statistics show that if you read for at least 20 minutes a day you are more likely to achieve better grades and so reading is being greatly encouraged in schools.
The day was enjoyed by everyone invloved and was a truly wonderful world book day celebration.